Literally, someone who has at least a million (10^6) units of their local currency. Note that this means very little in Japan, and even less in Italy or Mexico.

Colloquially, this means any rich person, although possessing a million dollars doesn't really qualify a person as really rich anymore, just well-to-do or comfortable.

See also: Inflation, Eat the Rich

Mil`lion*aire" [F. millionnaire.]

One whose wealth is counted by millions of francs, dollars, or pounds; a very rich person; a person worth a million or more.

[Written also millionnaire.]


© Webster 1913.

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